When you’re enjoying a Gold Coast holiday at Burleigh Beach Tower, there’s no better way to get out and see the sights than going for a lovely, long walk. Here’s our guide to the best walks Gold Coast
Luckily, there are plenty of amazing walking trails for people of all abilities within easy reach of your Burleigh Beach accommodation. Lace up your trainers and join us for a tour of the best walks on the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast Oceanway
Starting at The Gold Coast Seaway on The Spit and running all the way down the coast to the Point Danger Lighthouse in Coolangatta, the Gold Coast Oceanway is a 37 km-long network of paths. Along the way, you’ll find viewing platforms, picnic facilities, boardwalks, wildlife of all kinds and plenty of places to stop and have a cold drink. Surfside Busses service the entire length of the walk so that you can start and stop at any point.
Right on the doorstep of Burleigh Beach Tower is the Burleigh Head National Park, home to three beautiful walking trails. Turn right out of the front door, and you’ll be at the entrance to the Ocean View Track in around five minutes. This walking trail hugs the coast, depositing you beside serene Tallebudgera Creek in an easily-managed 1.3 km. The 2.3 km Rainforest circuit is a more challenging track, but well worth the steeper climb to take in the spectacular views from Tumgun lookout. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for water dragon lizards and evidence of the Kombumerri people – the original inhabitants of this area.
Lamington National Park: Best Walks Gold Coast
If you’re up for a day trip, then make your way into the scenic Gold Coast Hinterland to Lamington National Park. It’s worth the windy 90-minute drive to access over 320 km of spectacular walks, ranging from 800 m to over 20 km. For something different, try the Treetops Walk, which is a series of suspension bridges high in the trees, allowing you an up-close look at the local birdlife and an entirely different way of viewing the rainforest.
Take a scenic 30-minute drive through Currumbin Valley, and at the end of Currumbin Creek Road, you’ll find the border of the Springbrook National Park. Not only that, you’ll also find the Cougal Cascades walk, which is an easy 1.6 km of bitumen track following Currumbin Creek. It leads you to both the cascades and a historical sawmill. Pack a picnic and enjoy the cooling shade of the lush rainforest after your walk.
Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area
A hidden gem tucked away in the middle of the theme park and outlet shopping district, Coombabah Lakelands is a nature enthusiast’s haven, teeming with wildlife. If you want to see koalas, kangaroos and bush wallabies on the Gold Coast, this is one of the best best walks Gold Coast. The reserve is crisscrossed with tracks, some following the creek and some winding through the bushlands, allowing you to walk as much or as little as you like. Bring a hat, some sunscreen and plenty of insect repellent!
Whether you’re an avid tramper, trail runner or a recreational rambler, whether you love the sea, the river or the trees, the Gold Coast has a walking trail to suit your interests and your level of walking ability. What do you think our our best walks Gold Coast guide?